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Average-to-Poor Soil?

Posted by Kluttery (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 21, 14 at 20:43

I plan to plant a bed of sedum as a ground cover next spring. From everything I've read, it prefers a soil that's average to poor.

What does that mean?

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RE: Average-to-Poor Soil?

I think it means you don't have to do a lot of amending (compost, etc)
I would give the ground a little turn over or till to start, though.
I have succulents growing in the gaps between rocks (no amending there!)
You will still have to weed till the sedum spreads, unless you buy the sedum "tiles" that I saw at the big box store the other day. Nancy

RE: Average-to-Poor Soil?

Thanks, Nancy.

The spot I have in mind is a long bed running against my front curb. It gets really hot and dry there. The snapdragons I planted this spring aren't faring too well. Hopefully, considering sedum likes it dry and gravelly, I'll have better luck.

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